Agapanthus 'Bridal Bouquet'

African lily

9cm pot £6.99 Buy

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers; the flowers are followed by ornamental seed heads
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Flowering a little earlier than many other African lilies, this evergreen perennial is useful for prolonging the season. The pretty clusters of white flowers, which appear from midsummer will provide a striking feature in the planting scheme.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season, applying a balanced liquid fertiliser each month from spring until the plant flowers. In cold, exposed areas protect the crown of the plant with a deep, dry winter mulch.

Geranium wallichianum 'Havana Blues'


Good contrast between flowers and foliage

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Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

everlasting sweet pea

Perennial climber with white, sweet pea-like flowers

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African Lily

African Lily

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